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. dr. jon lapook has more. >> reporter: worrisome news for the more than 7 million americans who have taken chantix. a new analysis links the pill to a 72% increase in the risk of heart problems. johns hopkins dr. singh led the research. >> it is causing the same problems that we are trying to prevent, that's why it's not worth the risk. we need to prevent cardio disease among smokers, not increase. >> reporter: the review combines 14 studies involving more than 8,000 patients. while a 72% increased risk sounds alarming, the companion editorial titles, is it a heartbreaker? notes that cardiovascular problems including chest pain, heart attack and stroke are still rare. occurring in only about 1% of patients taking chantix. the drugmaker pfizer questions the way the analysis was conducted. dr. gail caldwell is vice president of medical affairs for pfizer. >> we will continue to do a more in-depth look as the fda is asking us to do but to date we have not seen evidence of important risks to the heart health of patients. from chantix. >> reporter: in mid june the fda warned chantix might
congressional leaders are trying to reach a deal before the nation defaults on its loans. house speaker jon weiner may announce a plan by this afternoon to head off negative effects that could happen when the asian markets open on monday. now, he's seeking a deal to raise the debt ceiling and cut spending by equal amounts. top democrats, including president obama, say they will not support a proposal that does not solve the debt ceiling problem through 2012. >> everyone is going to have to be willing to compromise, otherwise, we will never get anything done. >> the american people have long since said it had to quit spending money we don't have. >> white house and congressional officials say that several proposals are still being discussed. >> well, that's certainly an ugly mess. a lot of people are frustrated over the deadlock. congressman pete stark addressed concerns during a town hall meeting in alameda and yesterday. one of the people came -- one of the biggest worries was what would happen to programs that congress can't hammer out? >> a lot of people living on social security and tha
was former utah governor jon huntsman, the most moderate of the candidates vying for the anti-romney vote. huntsman has already ruled out competing in iowa and understands new hampshire is a must-win state. >> it is absolutely central to victory. this is a state you must win. >> reporter: in iowa, which votes first in a presidential contest, candidates were fighting for the social conservative vote. there were long shots newt gingrich and rick santorum. as well as tea party sensation michele bachmann. a recent poll has the minnesota congresswoman in a statistical dead heat with romney while gingrich and santorum barely made a dent in the single digits. tim pawlenty also polled poorly there. he raised a disappointing $4.2 million this quarter and has had no public event over the holiday weekend. but those in the bottom half of the poll can take comfort in the fact that the early polls don't tell us that much. this time four years ago mike huckabee was way down at 4% right where rick santorum is today. huckabee ended up winning iowa. >> jan crawford in washington this morning, thanks. >>> j
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